A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a woman in Kolkata on August 23. Photo: AFP A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a woman in Kolkata on August 23. Photo: AFP
A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a woman in Kolkata on August 23. Photo: AFP

In India, coronavirus pandemic brings neglect for women with disabilities and chronic illnesses

  • An estimated 11.8 million women in India living with disabilities have struggled to get their health needs met amid the pandemic
  • Doctors have been unable to reach patients, rehabilitation clinics have remained closed and otherwise routine procedures are largely unavailable

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a woman in Kolkata on August 23. Photo: AFP A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a woman in Kolkata on August 23. Photo: AFP
A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a woman in Kolkata on August 23. Photo: AFP
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